Let’s Get Caught Up Shall We?

Hello friends, How have you been? I feel like it’s been a while since I shared real life stuff with you! Here’s some of what’s been going on around here lately. We managed to get in some sledding even given our super warm winter. You can see there wasn’t much snow here, in fact the […]

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Let Your Light Shine

Tulips Emerging at Callaloo Soup

I have beautifully blooming tulips in my garden now, and even my peony bushes have buds, a promise of soon to arrive splendour. Spring is emerging and showing her face, at least in these parts. And even if you may have recently had a snowfall, I bet you are still seeing encouraging signs of the […]

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Why Should YOU Create A Capsule Wardrobe?

I’m happy to welcome Olivia from Simply Liv to Callaloo Soup today. She specialises in Capsule Wardrobes, which is a topic I am anxious to learn more about. Not sure what a capsule wardrobe is? Read on! The term “simple living” gets thrown around all the time. People dislike clutter, and the push to own […]

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There’s a First Time for Everything

 We took Kieran ice-skating for the first time yesterday, and it prompted this memory of my first experience 10 years ago. This post first appeared on Callaloo Soup in 2006. And last night was the first time I went ice skating. Since we’re broke, we planned to have a low key Valentine’s day, especially since […]

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What Are You Reading in 2016? | 53 Suggestions

53 Books to Read in 2016 - Callaloo Soup

How do you choose which books you’re going to read? The New York Times Bestseller List? Book reviews in other publications? Suggestions from friends and family? I definitely use mainly the latter, but over the last several years I have also gotten into the habit of saving reading lists and book challenge lists from around […]

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On Being a Mindful Mama

Building Lego together = On being a Mindful Mama | Callaloo Soup

I recently read an article about a new research study that shows that children whose parents are mindful, experience less stress in life. My first thought was that I wasn’t in the least bit surprised. I’ve been practising mindful parenting for a number of years now, and as I keep saying my son is one […]

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